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Ancient Rome

The might of the Roman Empire was unparalleled. The scope of the Empire was massive. And yet, Rome began as a small city in the middle of a war zone. These links trace the development of ancient Rome, from the Republic to the Empire to the Fall.


An Introduction to Ancient Rome
The huge, important Roman civilization comes to life in words and pictures! Read how the smallest of settlements grew into the largest of civilizations, one of the largest the world has ever known. Politics, wars, religion, trade, economics--it's all here!

Ancient Rome Glossary
Rome was more than just Julius Caesar, the Colosseum, and gladiators. Find out more about the people, places, and things of ancient Rome in this HUGE glossary.

Ancient Rome Maps
The Roman world comes alive through these colorful, helpful maps spanning the early days of the Republic up through the end of the Empire.

Roman History Timeline
Roman history is long and involved. This timeline can help you put things in perspective.

The Twelve Tables
The Twelve Tables were a set of early Roman laws that formed the basis of all later Roman law. Find out what was carved on these famous laws of stone.

Famous Romans Drop-Down Menu
Choose a famous Roman from this list and find out even more about him and his times.

The Roman Bath
The bath in ancient Rome was more than just a place to get clean: It was a place to see people, make business decisions, and spend a good part of the day.

Julius Caesar's "Visits" to Britain
Roman General Julius Caesar went to Britain twice. His voyages were the beginnings of what would become Roman Britain.

Claudius's Conquest of Britain
Roman Emperor Claudius finished what Caesar started, completing the Roman conquest of Britain.

Hannibal: Ancient Rome's Greatest Enemy
The name Hannibal struck fear into the hearts of a great many Romans for generations, both during his distinguished military career and after his death. Find out more about the famous Carthaginian general. This illustrated article focuses on the battles that Hannibal fought, including in-depth discussions of his most famous victories (and his final defeat).

Forum Romanum - Exploring an Ancient Market Place
This ThinkQuest site gives you incredible detail of a marketplace in ancient Rome. You'll feel like you can smell the smells and taste the tastes.

Graphics courtesy of ArtToday

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